For students who wish to be licensed health teachers in 5-12 schools. This is a program that leads to State of Minnesota teaching license or prepares you for graduate study.
As a Health Education major, you will receive both theoretical and practical health education preparation, leading to State of Minnesota teaching certification. You will culminate your coursework with a professional program planning experience in which you will work with local agencies, schools and groups. In addition, you will complete your professional education requirements with practical field experience and student teaching experience in the health content field.
The Health Education program has strong community partnerships that will allow you to gain real-world professional experiences in program planning and working with school-aged children. Since its inception in 2001, Bemidji State University has been involved with B-WELL (Beltrami Wellness Education for Long Life), facilitating a countywide poster contest for fifth grade students that promotes a clean air and smoke free message which has correlated with a dramatic drop in youth smoking rates. BSU Health Education students also played a role in Beltrami County becoming the second county government in Minnesota to go smoke free (prior to the statewide ban), developing and completing a smoke free readiness survey.